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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Stormageddon!

We survived the monster storm, the storm of the decade, aka snowpocalypse and stormageddon. Would you believe we got 79 cm. of snow- that's 31 inches!! Yep, it's lookin' quite white around here... This is what it looked like from above. This photo is a NASA image taken from the NB Storm and Weather Centre and shows Maine, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, all "covered in storm."
And this shows the snowfall amounts in the Maritimes. We won! (Perhaps this was one contest we didn't need to win...). I have no idea how they accurately measure snowfall when the wind is blowing with gusts between 90-100km/h but 79 cm. is what we got apparently! I can believe it as our driveway was almost waist deep in places and we have drifts at the back of the house that are over 6 feet!

Here's the view from our livingroom window about mid afternoon....

At times we could hardly see the house across the street.

Can you tell you're looking down the third fairway of the golf course?

Yes, it was a nasty day. Virtually the entire city was shut down. Schools, universities, gov't offices, banks and businesses were all closed, city busses were not running, and later in the day sections of the Trans Canada Highway in the province were closed to all but emergency vehicles because the visibility was so poor, driving was very dangerous. And yes, even Tim's was closed. You KNOW it's bad when Tim's closes.
Today everyone was digging out. I will try to get some good photos around the city tomorrow, or in the  next few days.. as we have another storm on the way for Wednesday night/Thursday! Just what we need - more snow!! Pfffttttt!

Peace,
Linda

"No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible." ~ Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

6 comments:

kath001 said...

Wow! Stay warm.

Jennifer said...

Oh, wow......it must be bad when Tim's closes! I can't begin to imagine what it must be like in one of those storms. Fingers crossed that the next one isn't as bad as this.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

We've had a Stormagedden or two here in Northern Indiana. When Lake Effect and System Snow come together with wind we are just done for. We were supposed to have a lot of Lake Effect this year due to Lake Michigan being so warm and a Polar Vortex sweeping down on us but the Universe felt pity on us and sent it to you. Sorry. Stay warm and Stay IN!!
xx, CArol

Vee said...

I feel your pain. Hunker down... Another unpleasant day...

Pamela Gordon said...

Nice pics Linda. It was quite a doozy.

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Fortunately you didn't lose your sense of humour!
79 cm is awfully much. I would be terribly worried about the roofs especially when the wind may blow even more snow in certain spots.
I hope people and animals and homes are safe. Now I will read your more recent posts to see what happened next.

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